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Roundabout Design for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

October 17, 2010

Roundabouts are generally safer than other types of intersections for most users. The U.S. now has over 2,000 roundabouts and more are on the way. APBP‘s webinar on October 20 at 3 pm will discuss design principles and treatments that will help make roundabouts safer and more usable for bicyclists and pedestrians. 

Register here: http://www.apbp.org/event/oct-10_webinar.

Topics to be covered include:
• General design principles for roundabouts
• Fundamental principles for pedestrian design
• Pedestrian treatments, including physical features and placement issues Issues, challenges and possible solutions for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision
• Fundamental principles for bicycle design
• Bike lane treatments on roundabout approaches
• How cyclists traverse roundabouts using the roadway
• Cyclist access via sidewalks or an adjacent shared use path
• The difference between roundabouts and traffic circles in the context of bicycle boulevards

Webinar presenters are Michael Moule, Principal Transportation Engineer, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, and Edward J. Myers, Senior Principal, Kittelson & Associates.

APBP has applied to the AICP for one Certification Maintenance credit for this webinar. A certificate of attendance for those wanting to claim Professional Development Hours will be available.

Cost is $50 per site for APBP members, $75 per site for non-APBP members. Each site license includes one phone connection (toll charges apply, or use VoIP), one Internet connection, one set of handouts for unlimited attendees in the same location, and access to the recording. (You may be required to download free software from Citrix GoToMeeting in order to participate in the webinar.) APBP accepts Visa, MasterCard or AMEX; payment should be made by noon on October 19. For more information, contact Debra Goeks (262-228-7025 or info@apbp.org).